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    Re: Scale a small area plotting sheet?
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2016 Mar 1, 19:35 +0000

    I just tried Ed Popko's postscript files.  Postscript is a good
    language for this sort of work (and I am old enough to remember when
    we had to program in it to draw stuff on laser printers). Ed's code is
    well documented and easy to customize without any knowledge of
    PsotScript. I changed the paper size to A4 for example with these
    /wid {595 pt} bind def            % Paper width A4
    /hgt {842 pt} bind def            % Paper height
    /wid {8 in} bind def                % Paper width
    /hgt {10 in} bind def            % Paper height
    for example.
    Is the idea to print them out for the Lat and Long that you expect to
    sail before you set off? I have not had much luck with a printer on
    the boat.  Isn't that where the ones with just a compass rose and you
    draw your own scale win?
    On 1 March 2016 at 18:53, Bob Goethe  wrote:
    > If you live in the USA, VP-OS plotting sheets are indeed cheap.  In
    > Edmonton, Canada, there are zero places to buy such plotting sheets.  Google
    > Earth put our one-and-only local map store out of business a couple of years
    > ago.  I just bought a pad of 50 plotting sheets, and postage to Canada added
    > $30 US to the price.  By the time I get done with exchange rates, that is
    > over $1/sheet.
    > Any uses I can make of PDF files, at less than 1¢ per sheet, start to look
    > pretty attractive.
    > Bob
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    Professor of Applied Mathematics

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